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Stop dragging us into political debate, Nevers told

WE will not allow ourselves to be dragged into political debate with Nevers Mumba over his unfounded allegations of electoral malpractice, the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has said.

ECZ chief electoral office, Patrick Nshindano said it was unfortunate that Dr Mumba has continued maligning the commission without substantiating his claims.
Mr Nshindano disclosed that ECZ had invited the MMD leader over his allegations of electoral malpractice in Lukashya parliamentary by-elec- tion to go and highlight the concerns but he turned down the invitation.
He was reacting to Dr Mumba who in celebrating the downfall of Bill 10 said the ECZ was next on line.
Dr Mumba accused the commission of not levelling the electoral playing field and not capable of providing a free and fair election.
He said, “The next enemy to peace and security is the ECZ. The arrogance being demonstrated by the ECZ is no different from the arrogance which delivered Bill 10 to its death.”
But Mr Nshindano said Dr Mumba’s allegations were actually a bigger threat to Zambia as it was intended to erode public confidence even when the commission was doing the right thing.

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